By purchasing yarn from String Theory, you’re lifting up a number of small and female-owned businesses. We help women in Rwanda, who survived the genocide, educate a new generation. We help women in Uruguay find meaningful work without leaving their rural homes. We help a family in New Hampshire maintain a mill, a tradition spanning hundreds of years. We help restore the Patagonia Grasslands by encouraging sustainable farming.Every yarn we stock makes a positive impact.
Manos del Uruguay Franca
100% Superwash Wool
114 yards = 150g
Franca is a fun single ply yarn of 100% incredibly soft merino superwash. It is super chunky yet light, perfect for accessories full of personality.
Machine wash or handwash in cool water, dry flat.
Veela Beanie - one skein
Rise and Shine - two contrasting skeins make both the hat and the cowl.
Nina Hat - one skein - great for beginners.
Tantacula Hat - one skein
Proto Cowl - one skein
The Manos Cooperatives were founded in 1968, begun by five women whose goal was to develop economic opportunities for women in a country where there were, and are still, few opportunities for work.
With each purchased skein of Manos del Uruguay yarn, you will be helping a woman to support her family. Each skein is signed, so you will know who made your yarn, and from which village it came. You will be supporting the hand-crafted rather than mass-produced, and contributing to an economy where the workers control of the means of production.